A 40-year-old male airport worker was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, following “the discovery of a large amount of unaccounted for US currency” at the LF Wade International Airport.

It marks the latest in a string of arrests made in recent raids, with ‘Operation Columba’ launched on Sunday (Feb 6).

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) Financial Crime Unit, led by Detective Sergeant Leanda Johnston “commenced investigations which led to a warrant being executed at an eastern parish residence”.

A BPS spokesman said “another large sum of both US and Bermuda currency was discovered and seized” at that residence as well.

“Detecve Chief Inspector, Sherwin Joseph, who is in charge of the Specialists Investigations Department stated: “This signifucant cash seizure was as a result of ongoing work with our partner agencies at LFW International Airport, to prevent cross border laundering of the proceeds of crime.”

A court appearance in connection with this matter is anticipated in due course.

Meanwhile, the investigation “remains ongoing and no further information will be provided at this time”.